Blake Morgan shortlisted for Community Engagement Award

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Law firm Blake Morgan has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for a campaign aimed at making a difference to its local community.

The firm, which has offices in Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton and Swansea, is on a shortlist of five companies for the Best Community Engagement category in the 2015 MPF Awards for Management Excellence.

The awards, run by the Managing Partners’ Forum, highlight outstanding achievement by management in strategy, leadership, client experience, operational excellence and responsible business practices.

Blake Morgan has been shortlisted for its Making a Difference campaign which saw employees across the firm band together for a host of fundraising and community activities throughout 2014.

They include the mentoring of young and unemployed people who are looking to enter the world of work, a commitment to sustainability through green initiatives, and employees’ efforts to support the community through key roles with local organisations.

Under the Making a Difference banner, the firm raised funds for local charities in its regions through a host of events including fun days, bake sales, a battle of the bands and a ballroom dancing competition.

Individual members of staff also took on sporting challenges to raise money for the firm’s chosen charities.

Blake Morgan will find out if it has won the award at a black tie gala dinner and awards ceremony to be held at the London Marriott hotel in Grosvenor Square on Wednesday, March 11.

Walter Cha, Blake Morgan Managing Partner, said: “We believe that it is our responsibility to give something back to the communities in which we live and work – and in the past 12 months, our staff have embraced that more than ever under the Making a Difference banner.

“I’m delighted that our commitment to supporting the communities we serve through a huge variety of events and initiatives has been recognised with the honour of being shortlisted for these awards.”